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Nikon Coolpix S610

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 2nd, September 2008

Building on the success of the Coolpix Style Series of digital cameras, Nikon is thrilled to introduce the new Coolpix S610, which blends elegant design and quality construction with high performance and intuitive controls and features. With 10 effective megapixels, a 4x Zoom-NIKKOR wide-angle lens, Optical VR Image Stabilization technology and automated modes like Active Child Mode, the Coolpix S610 is perfect for consumers looking for a quality camera equipped with powerful photographic tools. Featuring immediate response, the new Coolpix S610 possess the world's fastest start-up time at a mere 0.7 seconds. The camera also features exceptional automated shooting modes, providing an easy shooting experience for the consumer.

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Nikon Coolpix S610c

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 2nd, September 2008

For fast and easy photo sharing on the go, Nikon is pleased to introduce its sixth generation of Wi-Fi enabled cameras, the new Coolpix S610c. From the introduction of its first wireless cameras in 2005 to the current Coolpix S610c digital camera, Nikon has been the worldwide leader in Wi-Fi integration and innovative ways to share memories. With each new digital camera generation, Nikon continues to streamline the photo-sharing process through wireless technology, making it easier than ever to share and send pictures without the confines of wires, cables or computers. New to this generation of Wi-Fi cameras, the Nikon S610cís wireless service is provided by Wayport, allowing consumers to share their images and videos from over 10,000 locations nationwide.

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Nikon Coolpix S560

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 2nd, September 2008

Nikon introduces the Coolpix S560, a stylish compact camera that offers photographic performance and easy-to-use features and controls. Sporting 10 effective megapixels, a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology, and 15 user-friendly scene modes, the Nikon S560 is the perfect camera for photographers looking for a compact, lightweight camera that is user-friendly with great creative power. "With the Nikon Coolpix S560, consumers will be excited to discover the power that it packs in its compact camera body," said Bill Giordano, general manager marketing, Coolpix for Nikon Inc. "The Nikon S560 delivers cutting-edge performance and features, a beautiful compact design, and easy-to-use controls".

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Sony CyberShot DSC-T500

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 28th, August 2008

Everyoneís spoiled for choice with the camera that thinks itís a camcorder. Now itís easy to capture your favourite moments as sumptuous stills or HD movie clips with the slim, stylish new Sony Cyber-shot T500. Available in a choice of eye-catching piano black, silver and red finishes, the chic Sony T500 is packed with Sony technology to help everyone take better-looking pictures. Alongside sparkling 10.1 effective megapixel still image quality, the Sony CyberShot T500 is the first digital camera that can capture crisp, clear HD movie clips with stereo sound. New HD movie mode allows up to 60 mins (approx) of video to be stored on the supplied 4GB Memory Stick.

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Nikon D90

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 27th, August 2008

Inspired by Nikonís acclaimed flagship DX-format digital SLR camera, the D300, and building on the success of the wildly popular D80, the D90 delivers stunning image quality. The CMOS image sensor and 12.3 effective megapixels combined with Nikonís exclusive EXPEED image processing system deliver outstanding images with fine details, smooth tones, brilliant colors and low noise across a broad ISO range. Photographers are able to easily compose stunning images using the Live View Mode on the large 3-inch 920,000-dot high-resolution LCD screen. The 11-point auto focus (AF) system utilizes Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System and Face Detection to help make the best shot in a variety of environments. Matched with the new versatile AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization lens, and a burst rate of up to 4.5 frames per second, photographers can confidently capture fast action and precise moments as they unfold. Also helping to ensure no memory is missed, the D90 offers fast handling with a power-up time of a mere 0.15ms and split-second shutter response measuring just 65ms, eliminating the frustration of pictures lost to shutter lag.

Nikon D90 Body - Legendary Image Quality
For shooting in a variety of lighting conditions, the D90 has a wide sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 3200 (expandable to Lo 1 ISO 100 and Hi 1 ISO 6400) to deliver incredible low-noise images. The camera also employs an Image Sensor Cleaning function that works to free image-degrading dust particles from the sensorís optical low-pass filter, helping to ensure spot-free images. The new Nikon D90 companion lens, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR provides a versatile focal length, and the benefits of Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization technology. Nikon VR reduces the image blurring effects of camera shake allowing photographers to shoot hand-held at as many as 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images, even in challenging lighting conditions.

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Canon PowerShot A2000IS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 26th, August 2008

Canon re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of an extra-compact digital camera. Replacing the PowerShot A720 IS, the 10 Megapixel PowerShot A2000 IS delivers outstanding PowerShot imaging in pocket-sized form, with designs around 25% smaller than those of their predecessors. A new Easy Mode allows even complete beginners to take great photos with ease. The new Canon PowerShot A2000 IS offers incredibly compact dimensions, making it the most portable PowerShot model to date. This new ultra-compact approach is complemented by stylish designs in a range of colour. The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS features a powerful 6 x zoom with a simple, bold design in gunmetal and silver.

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Canon PowerShot A1000IS

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, August 2008

Canon re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of an extra-compact digital camera. Replacing the PowerShot A580, the 10 Megapixel PowerShot A1000 IS delivers outstanding PowerShot imaging in pocket-sized form, with designs around 25% smaller than those of their predecessors. A new Easy Mode allows even complete beginners to take great photos with ease. The new PowerShot A1000 IS offers incredibly compact dimensions, making it the most portable PowerShot model to date. This new ultra-compact approach is complemented by stylish designs in a range of colour. The smooth, tactile Canon PowerShot A1000 IS comes in a choice of Blue, Brown or Silver.

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Canon PowerShot E1

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 26th, August 2008

Canon re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of an extra-compact digital camera. The all-new type of PowerShot - the 10 megapixel Canon PowerShot E1, designed by women for women -brings head-turning, feminine style to the range. Whether taking photos with a "BFF" at a slumber party, snapping shots while watching a hot band perform or capturing cap-and-gown moments for a scrapbook or brag book, the Canon PowerShot E1 digital camera offers just the right combination of intuition and style. Sporting a rounded and curvy, yet trendy form factor, the camera comes packed with the features and technology consumers have come to expect from Canon, but with a friendly price-point.

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The market for digital compact cameras is steady but does no longer show a significant growth. Within the camera market, the digital SLR camera expanded its market share which gave camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon a boost in sales. However, the DSLR segment is changing and although the traditional DSLR is still the most important one for consumer and professional photographers, a new segment is grabbing market share and attention from the public. Micro Four Thirds, and other system cameras from Sony and Samsung, could change todayís market share. Canon and Nikon will not give away their market share for freeÖ Photokina 2012 Imaging & Trade show will be the place to be and to get the latest information from all camera manufacturers and their digital cameras.